Some women don’t get regular trims because they are trying to grow their hair long. The fact of the matter is that if you don’t get regular trims, your hair will become unmanageable and cut itself by splitting up the hair shaft and breaking off. The longer you go without a trim, the worse shape your hair will be in.
What some people don’t know is that the average person’s hair grows about 1/2 inch a month. Some things that can affect hair growth are hormonal imbalances, poor diet, medication, and stress. Regular trims promote healthy hair and healthy hair growth. It is highly recommended that women get their hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks.
5 Signs Its Time For A Trim
1. Your hair won’t hold a style. Has your flat iron or curling iron been your savior for an extended period of time and all of sudden you feel like it disappoints you? It’s not straightening or curling your hair like it used to. Perhaps it’s not the styling tool that has failed you – it’s your split ends. When you’re due for a trim your hair no longer holds a style and if it does, not for a long time. If you don’t get your hair trimmed often you’d be surprise the difference a trim makes. See your stylist!
2. Tangling and knotted hair. Is it a challenge when you run your fingers and/or comb through your hair? Does your hair tangle or knot up at the ends? If so, you need a trim. This is happening because the hair end is the weakest and oldest and needs to be removed to prevent damage to the newer and healthier hair along the hair shaft.
3. Frizzy hair. Frizzy hair can be eliminated by using a smoothing serum daily and/or deep conditioning treatment at least once a week. If these solutions don’t work then it’s time for a trim. Frizzy hair begins from the hair ends and works its way up the hair shaft.
4. Shedding and breakage of hair. The average person sheds about 50 strands of hair from their head a day. Breakage and shedding normally occurs when damaged hair ends split up the hair shaft then breaks at the point where the healthy hair meets the split ends. When this happens it’s definitely time for a trim.
5. Curls don’t spring back. If your curls look lifeless, don’t bounce back into place when manipulated or is dry and frizzy, it’s time for a trim. Trimmed curly hair springs back into place and accepts moisture when hair is free of split ends.